How can patterns in music affect peoples emotions?
Studies have shown that people have been affected by or show more emotion when they are listening to or making Music. We change our way of thinking, and our behaviors towards our selves and towards others.
It is a fact that some happy music does not have as big as an affect on people as sad music does. But, happy music does have a big affect on us as people. Patterns in Happy music seem to go up and down on the scale playing in a playful tune. Happy music is almost always on the high scales, very rarely is it on a lower scale.
Sad music has a huge impact compared to happy music and moderate music, because the world today is getting more depressed and sorrowful. When we’re upset, we often get lost in our own thoughts. Sad music helps us connect with something outside of our own spiraling negativity. We empathize with someone else’s problems and forget our own for a moment. Sad music had a pattern on the scale of moving down, in a tone that would be like Dum, Dum. It will most always be one the lower scales playing low notes, but there are high note sad songs that do play, they are just made in a pattern of notes that might not sound the best but with other music is sounds sad.
Neutral Music had very little impacted on peoples lives. This is because neutral can lean to either side of the happy sad scale so it depends on you were it points. A song could be happy to some people and then be sad to other people. Neutral makes it so that your brain can decide what side it wants to be on. That is why there is no impact because neutral music is just a rhythm to us, unless we decide to make it something. Neutral has a mix of sad and happy music. Going up and down on the scale like a steady hum.